The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science

Vol.77, No.12 December 2015

Vol.77, No.12 November 2015
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Analysis of the equine ovarian structure during the first twelve months of life by three-dimensional internal structure microscopy

Mamiko ONO et al. (pp. 1599–1603)

Extraction of the cortex and medulla of the equine ovary. A: Original image. B: Regions with similar colors were grouped by the mean shift method. C: The image was divided into three classes, the background, cortex (white) and medulla (gray), by the k-means method. D: Regions corresponding to the follicles (red) were extracted from the original image. E: A composite image of C and D. The follicles detected within the medulla were regrouped with the cortex. FL, follicle; C, cortex; M, medulla.

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